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11-16-2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Bonvie View Post
So what does that say about the teams Belfour played for?
It's not like Belfour was a bust in his debut in Toronto (.922 - 5th place overall, 1st among goalies with 60+ games - to backup Kidd's .896; Joseph had a .906 with the Maple Leafs in the previous season).

Top Ten Finishes in Save Percentage
Turco: 1, 1, 4
Fernandez: 4, 5, 6
Hackett: 2, 3, 5, 9

Not every backup goaltender is created equal. Ed Belfour happened to have three backups that were good enough to become starters (four, if you include Hasek). Of course, Ed Belfour was a significantly better playoff goaltender than the above three.

Look at his stretch from 1994 to 2000: .921, .923, .929, .922, .930, .931

Do those three backups have a memorable playoff run outside of Turco's first-round loss to Vancouver in 2007?

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